The above picture was taken from Daily Mail. The look in Ryan Giggs’ face says it all. It won’t be the same without Fergie. After all, most Manchester United players only know Sir Alex as their manager. The Red Devils haven’t change their manager since Bryan Robson was the captain of England.
It’s been 27 years, 1,500 games in charge and 13 English titles to show.
At one point, we thought that Sir Alex Ferguson will never leave Manchester United. He looks healthy, determined as ever and he has managed to build a new generation of championship-winning team at Old Trafford. Then, came the moment the fans dreaded the most. After guiding the club to a record 20th English league title, the Gaffer decided the time is right for him to go. Well, we should have anticipated that.
Sir Alex has always wanted to bow out in style.
He did just that and there’s nothing more appropriate for the fans to do expect applaud and thank him for those wonderful years.
The Last Fergie Time
As he readies to bid farewell to the fans together with one of his most trusted lieutenant, Paul Scholes, we were treated with one last ‘Fergie Time’ at The Hawthorns yesterday. A fitting farewell party as United started the game with their traditional attacking game and were up 5 – 2 at one time. West Brom managed to pull back and spoiled the party with a 5 – 5 draw.
But, you can’t really blame the players for letting ‘The Baggies’ hit back, as time ran out, the emotional prospect of losing one of the greatest manager in the world must have played in their mind. Ah! Never mind the result. The fans and players gave Sir Alex a rousing applause and thanked him for everything he did for the club.
It will be strange to see Manchester United next season without Sir Alex.
And as he walks down the tunnel for the last time, it is hard to believe we will never see him in the dugout again.
Thank you Sir Alex and have a happy retirement.